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veggie_lover 01-05-09 03:53 PM

Unable to communicate clearly when cold
 
This may just be me, but when I am out for more than 30 minutes in < 40 F weather, I lose the ability to talk ! My vocal chords become all constricted and I can only utter single words. I recently had two confrontations with motorists and all I could do was shout unintelligible expletives. Does anyone else have this problem? Maybe it is a good thing as it just encourages me to keep my mouth shut at the next confrontation in the cold.

invwnut 01-05-09 06:48 PM

what happens if you drink water to lube your throat?

Shimagnolo 01-05-09 06:59 PM

I was on a 30 mile ride once along the shore of Lake MI, wearing a totally inadequate sweater, and wind was blowing right through it, chilling me to the bone. I think I was getting hypothermic. I came upon a McDonalds, and it seemed like a really good idea to go inside to get something hot to drink and warm up. I took me multiple tries until I was finally able to make noises that were intelligible to the clerk as "coffee". Damn, that was embarrassing.

Lebowski 01-05-09 07:02 PM

chew gum. i used to think the cold made my mouth hurt but it was just the dryness. any thing you think is caused by cold is probably dryness

ghettocruiser 01-05-09 08:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by veggie_lover (Post 8129360)
This may just be me, but when I am out for more than 30 minutes in < 40 F weather, I lose the ability to talk ! My vocal chords become all constricted and I can only utter single words. I recently had two confrontations with motorists and all I could do was shout unintelligible expletives. Does anyone else have this problem? Maybe it is a good thing as it just encourages me to keep my mouth shut at the next confrontation in the cold.

All year 'round.

striegel 01-06-09 10:07 PM

The title of this thread made me think you'd be complaining that your mittens prevented using a particular finger.


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